Wedding Planning Tips for a summer wedding
Summer weddings are idyllic and offer warm weather along with late sunsets. As beautiful as these weddings can be, there are several things you will need to consider when planning one. Here are a few tips for planning a summer wedding.
Try to start your wedding during a time when the sun is at its strongest. This is especially important if you’re having an outdoor wedding. A good time to start would be late afternoon going into the evening. The sunset will also provide ideal lighting for photos.
Heat relief and protection
The sun can be amazing for the skin and lighting for pictures, but your guests will be grateful for some relief to escape the heat. Outdoor venues should have shaded décor. Make sure that cold water is easily accessible for your guests to keep everyone hydrated. If you are willing to go the extra mile then you can have small ice-cold towels passed out to the guests. Refreshments should be in areas that are nearby. Offering sunscreen is also a good idea to protect your guests from harmful UV rays.
Food and Drink
Choose a seasonal menu for your wedding. Something light and fresh that will heighten the wedding experience. Fish, chicken, fresh salads and seasonal vegetables will make a huge difference. You can be creative with the dessert you serve from fruit pies or tarts, to ice pops and fruit salads. Consider serving light or frozen cocktails during the wedding. Serve chilled white wines and rosé to pair it well with the food and to keep your guests refreshed.
Appropriate colour palette
Skip the darker colours and try to incorporate lighter, airier shades. Pretty pastels or popping bright colours are great for summer weddings.
Be mindful of the heat and try to ensure that the fabric choice and styling are breathable and easy to move around in. This is important not only for the bride and groom but also for their wedding party.